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Good universities that offer PhD programme on space-time physics

  1. Dec 12, 2013 #1
    I am doing my B.S. in physics. I want to do my PhD in theoretical physics from a good university. It may not be a so called top ranked university. I just want a university that will give me the opportunity to innovate new ideas in theoretical physics.
    I have special interests in mathematics,space-time and gravity. Give your suggestions on such universities that has significant faculty members on these topics.
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2013 #2

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    In the whole world? ;)

    Spacetime and gravity means general relativity - unless you want to add particle physics, but then you will need a lot of particle physics.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2013 #3
    In the whole world? Yes,specially those which are good for international studests

    I just want to research on the properties of space-time and gravity.GR gives one of the best models about space-time ,But why shouldnn't i go for a new model?

    I don't know about particle physics. Is it necessary to study space-time? I don't mind learning new things as long as it is theoretical.
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2013 #4

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    You have to know old models really well to go for new models. And all existing "new models" are either an attempt to unify gravity and quantum field theory (=theoretical particle physics), or they are based on general relativity in some way.

    A lot of work is put in attempts to combine both.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2013 #5
    Okay,then I have to study Theoretical particle physics in order to know the existing space-time models. No problem,as I've said you before:
    And thanks for your clarification.

    But then which universities will be good for me to study theoretical particle physics?
     
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